Selena Gomez should be able to sleep a little sounder tonight.
From the Department of What Took So Long, a judge this morning granted the Disney star a three-year restraining order against the obsessed man who once threatened to kill the teen phenom and otherwise caused her extreme fear.
Los Angeles Superior Court Judge William D. Stewart granted the order against 46-year-old Thomas Brodnicki, ordering him to stay at least 100 yards away from both Gomez and her family for the next few years.
As it happens, the restraint was a long time coming. Gomez first requested the protective order against Brodnicki back in October, after the man admitted to his therapist that he had conversations with God about killing the Wizards of Waverly Place star. Prosecutors even initially alleged that he stalked Gomez between July and October, though that charge was dropped last year.
A hearing on the matter took place back in November, though Brodnicki was on a 5150 psychiatric hold at the time and the judge decided to postpone the proceedings until such a time as he was able to appear in court and defend himself.
In the end, neither he nor Selena were present in court today, but Brodnicki filed a declaration last month acknowledging and consenting to the order.